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Sweden tops Canada for World Championship gold

Scheifele, Morrissey & Comrie walk away with silver

by Ryan Dittrick @ryandittrick / WinnipegJets.com

(Congratulations to Jets Assistant Coach Todd Woodcroft [far right] on winning gold with Team Sweden.)

Alas...no three-peat.

Team Canada had a chance to win a third consecutive world title for the first time since 1952, but the dream ended with a shootout in the gold-medal game Sunday, as Nicklas Backstrom and Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the only two goals to put Sweden on top of the hockey world.

Henrik Lundqvist, meanwhile, stopped all four Canadian shooters and was named the Swedish Player of the Game in a wildly entertaining 2-1 final.

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Canada to play for third straight gold medal

Scheifele, Morrissey help Canada rally to beat Russia 4-2 in World Championship semifinal

by Mitchell Clinton @MClinton007 / WinnipegJets.com

Canada will have a chance to play for a third straight IIHF World Hockey Championship gold medal, but earning that right wasn't easy.

The Canadians trailed Russia 2-0 heading into the third period, but scored four goals in the final 20 minutes en route to a 4-2 semi-final win.

Mark Scheifele started the come back with a goal 17 seconds into the third period, his third of the tournament and second in as many games. Scheifele finished with 14:42 of ice time and was named one of Canada's top three players in the tournament after the game (along with Mitch Marner and Ryan O'Reilly).

Josh Morrissey played a big role in Canada's go ahead goal in the third period, and had four shots on goal of his own in 11:23 of ice time.

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Jets at the Worlds | Quarterfinals

Scheifele scores 1G, 1A as Canada beats Germany; Trouba, Copp & Team USA eliminated by Finland

by The Canadian Press / WinnipegJets.com

The Winnipeg Jets have seven players participating in the 2017 IIHF World Hockey Championship, held in Paris, France and Cologne, Germany. Check back throughout the tournament for daily updates, highlights and more as Mark Scheifele, Josh Morrissey and Eric Comrie of Canada, Nikolaj Ehlers of Denmark, and Jacob Trouba, Andrew Copp and Connor Hellebuyck of the U.S. go for gold.

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Stanley back healthy, ready for run at Memorial Cup

Prospect "100 per cent" recovered from mid-season knee injury

by Ryan Dittrick @ryandittrick / WinnipegJets.com

There was a time only six weeks ago when Winnipeg Jets prospect Logan Stanley felt powerless.

His brothers in arms, the Windsor Spitfires, blew a 3-1 series lead and were knocked out in the opening round of the OHL playoffs after a crushing Game 7 defeat.

Sidelined with a knee injury, Stanley could only watch it unfold from the discomfort of the press box.

It was the 40th straight, and most punishing game he'd missed in a pivotal development year, but there was nothing he could do to change it.

The past, that is.

The way forward, meanwhile, had never been clearer: He was determined to make it back in time for what he and the rest of his team have been looking forward to all year.

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2017 Memorial Cup Preview

Jets prospect Logan Stanley may return from knee injury

by Mitchell Clinton @MClinton007 / WinnipegJets.com

The 2017 Mastercard Memorial Cup will take place in Windsor, ON from May 19-28 at the WFCU Centre, the home of the Windsor Spitfires.

The Spitfires have the advantage of being the host team in the event, which will welcome the Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL Champion), Erie Otters (OHL Champion), and Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL Champion) for a tournament that will decide the best team in the Canadian Hockey League.

Last year's champions, the London Knights, won't be back to defend their title in 2017, after falling in seven games to the Erie Otters in the OHL playoffs.

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Ehlers a role model for young Danes

"I know kids are looking up to me because I was once that kid"

by Aaron Vickers @AAVickers / Special to WinnipegJets.com

COLOGNE, Germany -- The impact he can, and does, possess isn't lost on Nikolaj Ehlers.

It's the same one that impacted him as a youngster growing up in Denmark, a country that has produced but 12 NHL players to date.

Ehlers understands he can help grow those numbers.

And help hockey in his home country.

"I know small kids are looking up to me because I was once that kid," said Ehlers, who completed competing in his second World Championship with Denmark on Monday. "I was looking up to Frans Nielsen and I'm still looking up to him and all the other players. I understand that. I want to be a good role model for them, because those guys were to me.

"I don't feel a big pressure, but I like to see myself as a role model for them."

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Jets at the Worlds | Day 12

Scheifele had an assist in Canada's 5-2 win over Finland to finish first in Group B; Trouba, Copp & Team USA secure top seed in Group A

by Mitchell Clinton & Ryan Dittrick @NHLJets / WinnipegJets.com

The Winnipeg Jets have seven players participating in the 2017 IIHF World Hockey Championship, held in Paris, France and Cologne, Germany. Check back throughout the tournament for daily updates, highlights and more as Mark Scheifele, Josh Morrissey and Eric Comrie of Canada, Nikolaj Ehlers of Denmark, and Jacob Trouba, Andrew Copp and Connor Hellebuyck of the U.S. go for gold.

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Jets at the Worlds | Day 11

Scheifele scores 1G, 1A in blowout win over Norway; Ehlers dominant as Denmark wraps up tournament

by Mitchell Clinton & Ryan Dittrick @NHLJets / WinnipegJets.com

The Winnipeg Jets have seven players participating in the 2017 IIHF World Hockey Championship, held in Paris, France and Cologne, Germany. Check back throughout the tournament for daily updates, highlights and more as Mark Scheifele, Josh Morrissey and Eric Comrie of Canada, Nikolaj Ehlers of Denmark, and Jacob Trouba, Andrew Copp and Connor Hellebuyck of the U.S. go for gold.

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Jets sign Sami Niku to entry-level contract

Niku was drafted in the seventh round of the 2015 NHL Draft

by Winnipeg Jets PR @WpgJetsPR / Press Release

The Winnipeg Jets announced they have agreed to terms with defenceman Sami Niku on a three-year entry-level contract with an annual value of $916,700.

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